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The Difference of DOF

Published March 11th, 2012

The following two photographs demonstrate the difference between using a Tilt+Shift lens as a prime lens and using the same lens with Tilt engaged. As you can see, the visual difference is substantial yet it is the same scene and composition.

The first photograph was taken with a Canon 5D Mark II and a (manual focus) Canon TS-E 45mm f2.8 Tilt+Shift lens, with a Hoya ND x400 filter, ISO 200, f6.3, 90 seconds. Focus was desired and obtained throughout the frame from foreground to background.

The second photograph was taken with the same gear and settings, with two exceptions. First, the light had changed so I reduced the exposure to 75 seconds. Second, I engaged the Tilt function of the lens horizontally at 8 degrees to bring the foreground rocks forward, then re-focused the lens on the rocks.

I am not a big fan of the so-called "fake miniature" effect achieved in Photoshop, which is sometimes incorrectly called the "tilt-shift" effect (its only tilt, the shift has nothing to do with ...

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Do I look normal to you?

Published February 27th, 2012

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